Icaro Solar X PPG Helmet
The helmet Solar X has the same shape as the Nerv helmet, expressly modified for paramotor pilots.
4 colours are available: carbon optic, green, orange, white.
Please bear in mind that these helmets are ordered in for your specifications, please allow minimum of three weeks for delivery (UK).
Designed by Ignazio Bernardi, with the technical consultancy from the greatest Italian helmet developer the Solar X has a very modern look.
Reduced width of the helmet
The advantage of a reduced width of the helmet are evident: less weight and less resistance to te air.
The disadvantage: if there is only one dimension of the shell like in this helmet, the maximum size is XL (61 cm head circumference)
The 3 mm thickness polycarbonate shell has the advantage to be very light but still very strong.
The polystyrene is reinforced with one more layer of polycarbonate to achieve the hard penetration test of the E.N. 966 certification.
Between the shell and the polystyrene there are 2 channels with their wholes for the air flow
Airflow inside the helmet
You can open or close the entrance of the air into the helmet just with one hand and while you are flying
The are 3 available sizes with wheel regulator for a perfect fit of the head circumference from 53 cm to 61 cm.
The size of a helmet is always described by the inner circumference of the internal padding.
The size number therefore corresponds to the head circumference in centimetres.
Interchangeable internal padding
3 internal paddings are adapted to the 3 sizes determinated by the wheel regulator situated in the back of the helmet. They can be replaced by larger or smaller padding pieces included the wheel regulator, thus varying the helmet size.
You just choose your own size of ICARO tailored inner helmet lining for a safe, perfectly comfortable head fit….
It can be changed in moments in case a different size is needed.
If the helmet is not a perfect fit, we send a new padding free of charge, independently from where you bought the helmet.
The important advantage: you can easily remove the padding and replace it with a new one or just wash it.
Covering shell edge
For the first time we don’t use the normal rubber to cover the edge of the shell
We found the method to stich a strip of fabric around all the helmet
The result is just unique and beautiful
Ear defenders or electronic headsets
The Solar X helmet is certified only with attached ear defenders or electronic headsets.
We use Star headsets or the finest Peltor-brand headsets, and we mount them perfectly onto the helmet.
We can apply the electronic apparatus for any type of radio equipment. For further information, go to the Icaro headsets page.
Once the headsets are fixed with our special screws onto the helmet and the polystirene is perfectly positioned in to the shell, it’s nearly impossible to take it out again. It becomes also difficult to change the headset.
For this reason we recommend to decide at order time the appropriate headset.
For safety reasons, we do not sell the helmet to pilots who wish to use a conventional arching headset worn under the helmet.
Your head would no longer be well protected! See the Icaro page about headsets.
The Nerv has been tested by the italian laboratory Newton a company authorized by the Italian Ministry of Transport and recognized by the German TUV.
All our helmets are designed especially for free flight and micro light pilots, in accordance with the European standards (EN 966).
Our helmets were designed and built specifically to be as light as possible. However they optimize safety for hang glider, paraglider and micro light pilots, as shown by the information above.